OPERATIONS UPDATE, JUNE 1, 2020: Now that we have reached phase 2 in the Nevada governor’s re-opening plans, we are happy to take private clients by appointment only, where we will follow all current safety guidelines. We will also follow all current regulations to provide entertainment at your next party or event.
The cost of body painting has many variables — including the amount of time, detail and materials needed for any given job. Prices can range from $100 to $1000. Our prices reflect the high quality of professional materials we use. On a fixed budget? Let us know how much you have to spend and we’ll come up with a creative solution that fits within your budget. Multiple model, agency, and package deal discounts are available. Once we get you a price quote, we will need a deposit of 1/2 to hold your time. This is payable by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. The balance is due on the day of the painting. Please fill out our CONTACT FORM to receive a quote.
Depending on the design and amount of coverage, a body paint session could take a few minutes or several hours. A simple one-color, air-brushed stencil could be done in a snap, whereas a full-body, very detailed design could take hours. Bigger jobs with many models call for a team body paint artists, which helps reduce the overall prep time.
We use cinema-quality, professional body paint that won’t flake, crack, rub off, or smear. It only takes a few minutes to dry, and once dry, you can touch it, hug people, and even throw on light, soft clothing over it.
If you follow our directions and your skin is free of lotion or oil, the paint should last all day/night. However, all skin types are different, and the paint does need to be treated with relative care.
We recommend having dishwashing liquid on hand for the removal process. Apply a thin layer of the soap to your body paint, let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe off the paint with baby wipes or a damp rag. Any remaining paint will come off with more dishwashing liquid in the shower. Any stubborn bath tile stains can be cleaned with rubbing alcohol.
Skin City prides itself on using only the highest-quality, professional grade body paint that’s safe for skin and non-toxic. Depending on the needs of the job, we’ll either use an alcohol-based or a water-based paint. The alcohol-based paint lasts longer and takes longer to remove, whereas the water-based paint comes off very easily with soap and water. Water-based paint is always our choice for children and pregnant women. Alcohol-based paint is preferred for event models, performers, and go-go dancers.
You can start by looking through our galleries of photos for inspiration, or do an image search online. You can upload reference pictures of body paint you like on our Contact Form. Or you can describe for us what you want, and we’ll try to replicate it. Although we can copy designs from pictures, we prefer to custom-make a unique design for every job. Still not sure? Let us know the theme of your event, your company colors and/or logo, your favorite color, things you like, etc., and we can help you brainstorm or design it all for you.
Skin City only paints fully nude females for private events and photo shoots. (As per company policy and our business license restrictions, we can not paint fully nude males.) You can NOT go out in public wearing only body paint or you will be breaking indecent exposure laws. Unfortunately, paint is not considered clothing, so pasties and thong underwear are the minimum coverage allowed. We always provide pasties with your paint, and we will advise you on the proper underwear to bring. Because casinos have different rules (and can be extremely hit-or-miss in enforcing those rules!) we advise bringing a light, soft cover up like a satin robe to wear while passing through casinos. It can always be removed once inside the club or party. It only takes one grumpy security guard to ruin your night, and sadly we have no control over them! Please be aware you are being painted at your own risk.
We will email you the unedited pictures from the photoshoot in small digital files (5″ 7″ at 72 dpi — perfect size for web use). You choose your five (5) favorites, and then we edit and retouch those to make them perfect. We will email you the final, edited five pictures at full-size high-resolution to print if you wish. Additional high-resolution choices may be added for $10 each.
Ladies come with shaved skin, men with trimmed body hair, and NO OIL OR LOTION on your body. This is very important as it will affect the paint’s adhesion!
Skin City is perfectly located in the City of Sin! Our studio is a short cab ride from the Strip.
1800 S Sammy Davis Jr Dr
Suite 130, Rear North
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Getting prepped at our Studio can be part of the fun. But if you prefer the privacy of your home or hotel room we will travel within Las Vegas for a small additional travel fee. This option is not available on major body paint holidays, i.e. Halloween, EDC, etc.
Our crew will travel anywhere in the world if expenses are paid.
Body paint and event services are available 24/7 by appointment only!
Skin City Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy:
A deposit of 50% is required upon booking to hold your appointment. Deposits are refundable (always minus a 15% processing fee) if we are notified at least 4 days in advance. If a job is cancelled within 72 hours your deposit is non-refundable but can be applied as a credit towards future bookings, minus a $50 administrative fee.
Your balance in full is due the day of the event/appointment unless other arrangements are made in writing beforehand.
We only hire local models residing in Las Vegas. If you live in Las Vegas, please send your model stats as well as a few headshots and body shots to firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for our model roster.
NOTE: Skin City is a professional company and would never request nude pictures from any models. Beware of anyone posing as a professional body painting company asking for nudes! If you get a request like this, you are being scammed.
Please send a brief bio about your artistic career/interests as well as several examples of your work to email@example.com to be considered as an artist at our company.
NOTE: We only hire local artists currently living in Las Vegas. If you are new to the industry, we also have a three-month internship program, with a time requirement of one day a week. Let us know in your email if you are interested in more information on the internship program.
We look forward to hearing from you. Please fill out the contact form, or Submit a Request for a more detailed inquiry and quote.